The Dating Game by Sandy Barker is a hilarious and romantic read

The Dating Game is the latest novel by author Sandy Barker. Sandy is an avid reader, a film buff, a wine lover and a coffee snob. She lives in Melbourne Australia with her partner, Ben, who she met while travelling in Greece. Their real-life love story inspired Sandy’s debut novel One Summer in Santorini, the first in the Holiday Romance series with One More Chapter, an imprint of HarperCollins.

Once upon a time, twelve women joined the hottest reality TV show looking for love. Except one had a secret identity . . .

Abby Jones is a serious writer. Or at least she will be, one day. Right now, she spends her time writing recaps of reality television under a secret identity.

When a recap for The Stag – the must-watch dating show – goes viral, her editor thinks she should be on set, writing the drama as it happens. The good news: the next season will be filmed in Sydney. Sun, sea and a glamorous trip abroad, this could be Abby’s big break.

The bad news: the producers don’t just want Abby to write the recaps, they want her to be on the show. Abby can’t think of anything worse than being undercover and followed around by cameras. But her career depends on it, and when she meets gorgeous producer Jack, Abby begins to wonder if this job might not be so bad after all . . .

The Dating Game is one of the most original and hilarious rom-coms we have read in a long while. If you love The Bachelor and reality shows like this, then this is a book you must read. We had planned to read a bit each night before going to bed. And that plan went right out the window. Next, we looked it was 2 am and we’d finished the book in one sitting. It draws you in from the first page and is impossible to put down.

It will be released as an E-book on 10 September and as a paperback in December.

You can pre-order a copy here!

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